Covid-19 Mood Lifters

This thread is here to try to lift the mood (if possible) during the global health emergency. Therefore if you are going to post doom and gloom please do it in the Pandemic Times thread.

So what am I posting in here? Well here’s Neil Diamond with a covid-19 update to his old hit “Sweet Caroline” -

The other is a link to a BuzzFeed page called “17 Really Good Things From This Week To Make You Crack A Smile”. I really like the last one where the cat saves the day in spite of the humans expectations.

So what current things to lighten the mood have you got?

TR

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Not as uplifting as Neil Diamond, but when I stopped at the grocery store this morning after picking my son up from college a customer overheard me sigh about the lack of toilet paper. She then, without a word, dropped two rolls in my cart, smiled, and walked off.

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Just in case anyone finds this next YouTube video racist or offensive towards them good ol’ boys (and gals) of the southern USA, I wash my hands of it (But it is funny) -

The comments on the YouTube page are funny too… (click the YouTube button)

TR

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Who could know better than an astronaut about isolation ? Think about it: living in an aluminiun can, placed in a void filled with dangerous radiation, where you drink your own recycled piss, is not really a piece of (space) cake.

Well, Chris Hadfied knows about one or two things that can help us, here on earth.

Chris Hadfield: An astronaut’s guide to self isolation

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Funny what a little change in context can do…

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Here are a bunch of classic album covers reimagined with the 2 meter/6 feet rule in place.

Also Bono, Will.i.am and Jhud have this song up on YouTube -

TR

And today’s musical outing is…

Wierd Al Yankovic in serious mood while in self (well nearly, there’s also the camera operator) isolation.

TR

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But also…

Check that record date. That was some dramatic pause for the punchline.

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Weird Al is one of my all time favorites.

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Since I was young. Funny thing. He has outlasted most of those he parodied and is still going strong.

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Thing is I haven’t come across any recent mood lifters. Oh sure there are funny things out there but not recent things on the front page of YouTube. So in order to keep things light here is the pilot for a show (don’t know if it’s meant to attract TV producers or what) that I think I’d definitely like to see on TV (hint either watch it on YouTube or go full screen) -

TR

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Back on track! Yay! Warning, if you hate the Bee Gees look away now. Still with me? In that case…

As usual, I recommend that you either hit the YouTube or the FullScreen (or both) buttons.

TR

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Well I find this funny even if they are obviously miming. There’s even a bit of an Easter egg during the closing credits that you may not recognise until the chorus (facepalm time baby)

TR

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I have something to look forward to: BBC America is airing “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” on Wednesday night!

I haven’t seen those movies in years. Time to get the old popcorn machine out of the attic. Old classics like those deserve classic-prepared popcorn, not that microwave shit they try to pass off as popcorn. If I’m lucky, that hooch I made last Spring will be ready too.

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You kids these days! Popcorn machine, indeed! Classic popcorn is made in a kettle with oil, on the stovetop. Then you dump it in a paper sack with butter and salt.

/Boomer mode

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My “machine” is a deep cast iron skillet with a cast iron skillet that you place over the top :wink: Very old school and usable on the stove-top or over a campfire or BBQ.

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Ah, more innocent times…

TR

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Tom & Jerry
How To Fight Against Coronavirus the cartoon way…

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Okay, good. You’re alright, kid. :wink:

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